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April 18, 2024
Albany, NY

North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund

North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund
Carpenters Recruit Apprentices

The North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund will conduct a recruitment from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025 for 50 Carpenter (Pile Driver/Dockbuilder) apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications are available online at https://www.nasctf.org during the recruitment period. Applications can only be obtained and submitted online. Applicants who do not have internet access may visit their local library or nearest New York State Department of Labor Career Center (dol.ny.gov/career-centers) when open.

Interested candidates must attend an in-person information session prior to submitting an electronic application. In-person information sessions are given the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m., excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period at the following NASCTF locations:

  • 16 Corporate Circle, Albany NY 12203
  • 21 Jetview Drive, Rochester, NY 14624
  • 52 Stone Castle Road, Rock Tavern, NY 12575
  • 6920 Princeton Court, Syracuse, NY 13212

If the first Monday falls on a holiday, the information session will occur at the second Monday of that month at 6:00 p.m. Please note, spaces are limited, and filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. At the conclusion of the information session, a passcode will be given which is required to complete an online application. If any assistance is needed for completing the online application, please contact the NASCTF at (631) 952-9555 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 17 years old. 
  • Must attest in writing that they are physically able to perform the work of a carpenter, which may include:
    • Working on scaffolds and in confined spaces.
    • Working under conditions of inclement weather, such as rain, snow, cold, heat, and direct sunlight.
    • Performing constant repetitive motions.
    • Climbing and working from heights.
    • Lifting items weighing a minimum of 50 lbs.
    • Standing and stooping for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship. If applicant tests positive, they cannot reapply for one year.
  • Must live in the geographical jurisdiction which includes all New York State counties excluding Nassau, Suffolk and the counties of the five boroughs of New York (Kings, Bronx, Queens, New York and Richmond).
  • Must be willing to attend required classes at the approved school and travel to various locations statewide.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites and required classes at the approved school.
  • Must be willing to travel to various locations, which include the counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester, Alleghany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Monroe, Livingston Wayne, Ontario, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins, Yates, Seneca, Cayuga, Cortland, Onondaga, Madison, Oswego, Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga, Oneida, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis and St Lawrence.
  • Must provide military transfer card or discharge form DD-214, if applicable, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.

For further information, applicants should contact North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund at (631) 952-9555. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor Career Center (see: dol.ny.gov/career-centers).

Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor must meet standards established by the Commissioner.  Under state law, sponsors of programs cannot discriminate against applicants because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or marital status.  Women and minorities are encouraged to submit applications for apprenticeship programs.  Sponsors of programs are required to adopt affirmative action plans for the recruitment of women and minorities.